Roma, 2014 - HKdave

The Witness, St Peter's Piazza, Roma

The Egyptian obelisk in the centre of St Peter's Square is called The Witness as it is said to have seen the crucifixion of St Peter at Nero's Circus upon which the present day Vatican stands. It is over 3,800 years old, was brought to Roma in 37AD and moved 800 feet to its current location in 1586.

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